Nov 06

{eTour} Review & Giveaway: DANAGEROUS AFFAIRS by Diana Miller

Title: Dangerous Affairs
Author: Diana Miller
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: October 30th 2012
Length: 226 pages
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Heat Level: Mild
Source: Goddess Fish
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When soap opera star Abby Langford leaves Los Angeles for her Minnesota hometown, she’s hoping to give her nine-year-old daughter the peaceful childhood she never knew. But instead of tranquility, Abby finds an old knife hidden between the walls of her new house. Then the nightmares start: a blood-soaked victim and a killer’s arm slicing through the air, again and again.

Abby wonders if she’s having the nervous breakdown the tabloids claim she already had, especially when sexy, skeptical police chief Josh Kincaid questions her story. When menacing hate mail arrives, Josh’s professional concern for Abby soon evolves into an intense attraction, and the feeling is mutual. And now Josh wonders if her psychic visions are of crimes past—or a premonition of terrors to come.

To survive, Abby and Josh must uncover the truth and stop a killer . . . before Abby’s worst nightmares come true.

The premise of Dangerous Affairs sounded interesting, so I eager to dive into Diana’s story about Abby, a woman whose ex is beyond vile, a bloody knife, suppressed memories, and a sexy police Chief, Josh.

Dangerous Affairs is a roller coaster full of twists, turns, disturbing nightmares that might just be true. It’s also the journey of Abby and Josh to find love and faith in each other and in a possible future together… Of course, the fact he thinks she’s full of it when they first meet and she thinks him an arrogant ass doesn’t help either of them.

My suspect list kept changing and no, I won’t give any teasers on whodunit Winking smile I will say, however, that I thoroughly enjoyed Dangerous Affairs and recommend it to any that enjoy a spicy romantic mystery! I can’t wait for more from Diana Miller.

The author will be awarding one $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

The knife had obviously been there a long time, nestled in the dust bunnies and wood shavings between the walls, in the space one of the two mahogany doors that separated the Victorian-style living room from the Brady Bunch décor of the family room usually slid back into. And it was covered with blood.

Abby Langford leaned the broom she’d used to fish out the knife against the wall, then picked the knife off the floor and studied it. Despite the day’s warmth and the sunlight streaming through the picture window, a gloomy chill engulfed the room. She could almost feel the steel blade scraping down her spine, raising goose bumps on her shoulders and arms.

This knife had killed someone.

Then she shook herself, dispelling most of the prickly cold. As usual, she was letting her imagination run wild. This wasn’t some menacing murder weapon, but an ordinary kitchen knife, with a nine-inch steel blade and a wood handle that looked parched enough to absorb a cup of mineral oil. The blood consisted of a few reddish-brown splotches on the blade, splotches that to her looked too smeared to be rust. It could be old food, though, something like dehydrated ketchup or oxidized chocolate. Or even blood, but from a rare steak, not a human.

Another shiver slithered across Abby’s shoulder blades. Because if this were an innocuous kitchen knife, why had someone hidden it so carefully?

When she was eight, Diana Miller decided she wanted to be Nancy Drew. But no matter how many garbage cans she dug through, conversations she “accidentally” overheard, and attics she searched, she never found a single cryptic letter, hidden staircase, or anything else even remotely mysterious. She worked as a lawyer, a soda jerk, a stay-at-home mom, a hospital admitting clerk, and a conference host before deciding that the best way to inject suspense into her otherwise satisfying life was by writing about it.

Diana is a five-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award and winner of a Golden Heart for Dangerous Affairs—a romantic suspense novel that shows not everyone in her home state is Minnesota Nice. She lives in the Twin Cities with her family. 

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  1. thank you for hosting today.

  2. Aine,

    As I already told you while accidentally commenting on another book (my bad!), thank you for hosting me today. Thanks also for taking the time to read my book and the great review (and for posting it on Amazon). I really appreciate all of it!

    I apologize–I have an unexpectedly busy day and may not be able to stop by much. I promise I will be back several times during the late afternoon and evening to respond to comments and questions.

    Thanks again.

    • Maria D. on November 6th 2012 at 10:37 am

    Good review! I can’t wait to read this book:)

    1. Thanks so much for reading the blurb, excerpt and review! I appreciate it.

  3. Brady Bunch decore – perfect visual! Great excerpt.

    1. Thanks! And thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.

    • Rita Wray on November 6th 2012 at 12:49 pm

    After reading the excerpt I want to read more.

    1. Thanks! I appreciate that you took the time to read the excerpt and review.

    • Karen H in NC on November 6th 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I’m discovering I am enjoying romantic suspense novels more than I thought. This book is definitely going on my books-to-buy list.

    This book sounds like it would make a good Made for TV film and if that happened, who would you like to see play the lead characters?

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    1. Great question! I’ll have to think about that and get back to you. I know for sure that the hero would be some super hot actor, since as the author they’d have to let on the set to meet him, right?

      Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m glad you’ve discovered romantic suspense. It’s (obviously) one of my favorite genres!

    • Trix on November 6th 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Sounds very intense, but intriguing!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.

    • Shannon on November 6th 2012 at 4:42 pm

    I am loving following the tour, I can’t wait to read more.

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  4. Shannon,

    I appreciate your comments and that you took the time to stop by and read things. Thanks so much!

    • pc on November 6th 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks for sharing this…sounds like a really tension-filled suspenseful ride! Love ones where the one you think ‘done it’ keep changing!
    ivegotmail8889 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    1. I love mysteries and hate the ones where I know who did halfway through the book. I’m glad that the villain isn’t obvious here! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    • Mary Preston on November 7th 2012 at 7:38 am

    With everything happening, I’d be wondering if I was having a nervous breakdown too.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    1. Great comment! Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.

    • Chelsea B. on November 7th 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I’m a guesser, too, and I love it when I can’t figure it out! I’m really looking forward to this one…

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

    1. I love mysteries and I hate it when I can identify the killer halfway through the book. So I’m glad that the villain in this one wasn’t too obvious! Thanks for stopping by and reading the excerpt, blurb, and review. I really appreciate it!

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